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BriefKey – Custom Swipe & GIF Keyboard

By Briefkey, LLC

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BRIEFKEY is your fully customizable, all-in-one Swipe Keyboard with intelligent personalized prediction and auto-correct. All learning and processing occurs on your device only for privacy. Swipe in English, Spanish, and Russian with more languages coming.

BRIEFKEY provides in-keyboard access to your calendars, contacts, and photos so that you never have to switch between apps again. GIFs, emoji, and stickers are all built in. You can even translate messages into 40 languages, search the Internet, make animated cartoons, and get directions to share without leaving your message!

You can use the political cartoon creator in iMessage with your Apple Keyboard or with BriefKey.

New GIF creator to make custom GIFs from photos and video. Add custom text, apply filters, and adjust speed, then post or share your creation.


• Create your own BRIEFKEYS by assigning a custom icon to any frequently used text or action. BRIEFKEYS will then appear in the top of your keyboard. Create BRIEFKEYS for any text, including names, addresses, emails, URLs, phone numbers, signatures, directions.

• Cartoon BRIEFKEY - choose one of the custom animated characters and add your own text. Current political characters include Bernie, Hillary, Trump, Obama, Johnson, Jong-un, and Putin. BRIEFKEY is used for political and social commentary and is not endorsed by any public figure included.

• Guggy BRIEFKEY - automatically creates the perfect GIF using text from your message. After your Guggy is created, swipe left to change the GIF background. Hold Guggy brief to enter different text.

• Translate BRIEFKEY - translate text to or from 40 languages right from your keyboard

• Calendar BRIEFKEY - display your calendar in the keyboard, automatically insert calendar entries into messages and emails, and add new entries to your calendar.

• Contact BRIEFKEY - display all of your contacts right in the keyboard and share contact information easily.

• Photo BRIEFKEY - display your camera roll photos and attach multiple photos to emails and messages with one touch.

• Location BRIEFKEY - share your current location with one touch.

• Bing BRIEFKEY lets you search the Internet, insert links, and even view webpages right from your Keyboard. There are also Search Briefs for Images and Wikipedia. Check movie times without leaving your message and share with one touch.

• Foursquare and Places BRIEFKEYS - search restaurants, stores, movies, museums, parks, and more from your keyboard and send addresses, links, and maps with one touch.

• GIF BRIEFKEY lets you search for and share GIFs and Stickers in messages, Facebook posts, and across your favorite social media.

****Customize your own keyboard****

• Choose your favorite color, image, or GIF to customize your keyboard's background.

• Animate your keys with effects including explosions, floating hearts, rolling dice, and falling snow!

• Choose the size, shape, color, and font of your keys and text.

• Personalize keys with designer icons to fit any theme.

• Emoji suggestions.

• Shortcuts - swipe the space bar to move the text cursor, or swipe up on "." to insert ","

IMPORTANT: You will need to install BRIEFKEY just like any other keyboard. If you need help or something is not clear, please email us at Please be aware that BRIEFKEY will require "Full Access" to access the Internet, display custom themes and perform certain other functions. We respect your privacy and do not ever read, collect or store what you type with our keyboard. In fact, you can still use BRIEFKEY to type without full access. Apple requires "Full Access" to be enabled for any third-party keyboard to access the Internet. For your security and peace of mind, whenever you enter passwords or sensitive information, like credit card numbers, in secure fields, the Apple system keyboard will automatically appear for you to use.

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What's New in Version 1.17

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Customer Reviews

How to fix the swiping problem

I found a way to fix the swiping problem when it doesn't the keyboard didn't learn the word so type the word then space it twice till you see the period then delete it then swipe it then and it would also you have to spell it correctly or it won't work

Needs work

I like being able to swipe, but this keyboard makes a lot of mistakes. I'm always amazed at how many words are wrong when I reread my messages. It makes you feel like it's faster until you realize you always need to proof, and then correct so many words. I like it, and I keep going back to it, but it could be better.

Getting there

The good. The briefs are great. Add huge functionality and customization is well thoughts out.

The bad. The swiping needs some work. If word is swipe incorrectly many no alternative is given.

Overall a good app that will be great with continued updates.

BriefKey – Custom Swipe & GIF Keyboard
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers iMessage App for iOS
  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.17
  • Size: 128 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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